Saint Joan of ARC: Born, January 6th, 1412; Burned as a Heretic, May 30th, 1431; Canonised as a Saint, May 16th, 1920

Saint Joan of ARC: Born, January 6th, 1412; Burned as a Heretic, May 30th, 1431; Canonised as a Saint, May 16th, 1920

by Vita Sackville-West

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Overview

Vita Sackville-West wrote Saint Joan of Arc in 1936 at the age of forty-four, and had, at that point, already been writing for thirty years. At fourteen, Sackville-West published her first book, and at fourteen Joan of Arc first heard the voices. Joan was seventeen when she took command of the armies of France—a peasant girl in the early fifteenth century in charge of a nation's forces. At nineteen she was captured by the British and tried as a witch by a church court. Before her twentieth birthday she was burned at the stake. In 1920 she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. In a clever, brisk voice, Vita Sackville-West tells the triumphant story of a French peasant girl raised in a country torn apart by the Hundred Years' War who rose from poverty to military greatness. With dazzling insight and clarity, Sackville-West breathes new life into Joan of Arc's beautiful and tragic story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802138163
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Series: Grove Great Lives Series
Edition description: 1 GROVE PR
Pages: 395
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductory Noteix
Chapter IJeanne d'Arc1
Chapter IIThe Hundred Years' War13
Chapter IIIDomremy (1)24
Chapter IVDomremy (2)34
Chapter VDomremy and Vaucouleurs (1)62
Chapter VIDomremy and Vaucouleurs (2)80
Chapter VIIVaucouleurs to Chinon105
Chapter VIIIPoitiers to Orleans134
Chapter IXOrleans (1)149
Chapter XOrleans (2)171
Chapter XIReims197
Chapter XIIReims to Paris224
Chapter XIIIParis to Compiegne237
Chapter XIVCompiegne to Rouen262
Chapter XVThe Trial (1)285
Chapter XVIThe Trial (2)313
Chapter XVIIThe Last Act337
Chapter XVIIIAftermath343
Appendices357
Chronological Table377
Bibliography381
Index385

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